identification

Swiss Startup Pitches Biometric Solution as ID Replacement

Swiss Startup Pitches Biometric Solution as ID Replacement

Switzerland-based startup Zenum has launched a pilot of a new biometric identification solution envisioned as an ID replacement. The pilot is aimed at trialing Proof of Body, a biometric terminal based on vein and fingerprint scanning. Zenum says that in addition to detecting biometric identifiers, the system also allows users to tie a gesture pattern…

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

“Yoti’s platform allows end users to confirm their identities with a video selfie, leveraging biometrics for identity verification and eliminating the need to share an entire identity document.” Yoti has found an important new ally in the promotion of its mobile ID system: CitizenCard is a UK not-for-profit organization that offers Home Office-sanctioned ID cards,…

New Law and Biometric ID Cards Help Refugees Rebuild in Ecuador

New Law and Biometric ID Cards Help Refugees Rebuild in Ecuador

Biometric ID cards and new legislation are now helping refugees in Ecuador to rebuild their lives. The legislation has provided the catalyst: Essentially, it grants residents of Ecuador in possession of refugee cards the same rights as the country’s national ID cards. That means refugees who present their IDs when applying for a job or…

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency is looking at up to seven mechanisms for identity verification of soldiers in the field, including gait recognition, according to FedScoop. The news comes from a luncheon arranged by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to celebrate the retirement of DISA head Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who…

Survey Finds 80% of Americans Interested in Mobile Driver Licenses

Survey Finds 80% of Americans Interested in Mobile Driver Licenses

“Eighty percent of respondents expressed interest in the idea of a mobile driver license smartphone app, and 70 percent said they were interested in being able to renew their licenses using a smartphone.” OT-Morpho is making its pitch for mobile driver licenses with the backing of new survey findings suggesting that a majority of US…

OT-Morpho’s License2Go Leverages Biometric Verification

OT-Morpho’s License2Go Leverages Biometric Verification

“The License2Go system is designed to leverage the user’s smartphone camera for facial recognition, allowing for online verification applications.” A new smartphone app is designed to digitize identification documents like driver licenses. Called License2Go, the app is designed by OT-Morpho. It works in conjunction with another app designed for ID verification, allowing authorities to wirelessly check…

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar users can now sign on for live facial recognition through their smartphones using the company’s eponymous app. The feature, called Halos, was first announced toward the end of 2016, when Blippar enabled a facial recognition feature on its AR app that was restricted to public figures, who users could identify with their smartphone cameras.…

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

A new app that describes what an iPhone’s camera can see could prove useful to blind and visually impaired users. Called Seeing AI, the app uses computer vision to provide descriptive aid to users. It can read documents and scan barcodes, beeping at an increasing rate to let users know when their camera is getting…

US Military Base to Require Biometric IDs for Vendors, Contractors

US Military Base to Require Biometric IDs for Vendors, Contractors

“From mid-August, all vendors and contractors operating on the base will need to use the new cards, which will be issued for free to approved applicants.” Joint Region Marianas, the US military authority that runs the Guam Navy and Air Force base, is moving toward a new biometric access control system, reports Pacific Daily News.…

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi has announced a new video surveillance system designed to be able to track individuals based not only on their faces, but what they’re wearing, their age, their sex, and various other factors. The company says the system is able to identify more than a hundred such characteristics, and once it has targeted a particular…

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

An augmented reality startup called Blippar is aiming to let users identify other people just by pointing their phones at them. Before its latest update, the company’s eponymous app could already identify a number of objects, providing information about them when users’ aimed their smartphone cameras at them – for example, by identifying a famous…

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Auto maker Jaguar Land Rover has filed a patent that could do away with car keys. Entitled “Door Access System for a Vehicle”, the patent filing describes an innovative door unlocking system based on biometric identification. A camera installed on the car would be connected to a biometric software system that would be able to…

New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new measures to modernize the state’s bridge and tunnel crossings, including biometric identification technology. Security is a major component of the modernization plan, which will see anti-terrorism units paired with traffic enforcement at important crossings, along with a strong State Police and National Guardsmen presence. Meanwhile, cameras will…

FingerSCAN DecedentID Offers Quick Identification of the Deceased

FingerSCAN DecedentID Offers Quick Identification of the Deceased

A new Android-based solution could prove to be a big help to coroners and medical examiners. Called FingerSCAN DecedentID, the system is aimed at offering speedy identification of the deceased. Developed by WoVo Identity Soltuions, it’s based on Integrated Biometrics’ Watson Mini fingerprint scanner, and WoVo says it can be used with commercial off-the-shelf Android…

MorphoTrust Reports Progress in Mobile Driver License Project

MorphoTrust Reports Progress in Mobile Driver License Project

Amid growing excitement over the project, MorphoTrust (Safran) is extending a pilot project testing out its mobile driver license (“mDL”) concept in Iowa. The project was initiated late last summer in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DoT). The idea is pretty straightforward: To create digital, smartphone-based driver licenses. They function just like any traditional…

UK Launches Mobile Visa Application Service

UK Launches Mobile Visa Application Service

The British government has launched a new service that will bring visa application services to individuals’ homes. Called On Demand Mobile Visa, the service is run by visa processing company VFS Global. For a fee of £750, On Demand Mobile Visa will bring visa application materials to remote locations, allowing applicants to skip the lineups that…

Green Bit to Provide Biometric Scanners for Jordan eID Project

Green Bit to Provide Biometric Scanners for Jordan eID Project

Biometrics specialist Green Bit has secured a deal to provide the Jordanian government with crucial technology for the country’s electronic ID project. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) has ordered an undisclosed number of Green Bit’s MultiScan527 palm- and fingerprint scanners. It’s a scanning device compliant with the FBI’s EBTS Appendix P standard,…

Hungary Launches Biometric eIDs

Hungary Launches Biometric eIDs

The government of Hungary has launched a new electronic identification card for citizens. In addition to the biographic information common to government-issued ID cards, the new eID cards also feature optional biometric fingerprint and electronic signature data. Speaking to the press, Interior Ministry state secretary László Tasnádi called it a “one-stop card” that could “open the…

Indian Officials Aim to Equip Coastal Fishing Workers with Biometric IDs by June

Indian Officials Aim to Equip Coastal Fishing Workers with Biometric IDs by June

Indian officials are working to expedite the issuance of biometric identification cards to fishing workers in the country’s coastal states. Comments were made to that effect at a two-day workshop on fisheries technology, where Ashok Kumar Angurana, the ministerial official in charge of animal husbandry, agriculture, and fishing, decried the slow pace of the rollout…

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